Come along for an evening of frog fishing and learn new tricks to put more frog fish in the boat! Matt and Tim spend most of the year with a frog rod in their hands and they've learned a ton of tricks along the way. Tonight Matt is giving up 3 tips that will completely change your frog fishing. Whether you've struggled to land your fish or maybe you'd just like to get some more bites, this video was made for you!
Matt's first tip to improve you frogging is to explore your opportunities in open water. If you frog heavy cover and slop, its time to branch out and fish away from the cover. The majority of our really big frog fish come in open water.
The second tip is to make sure you're using the right rod and the right frog. While that seems simple on the surface what Matt is actually recommending is that if you're struggling to hook or land frog fish, it might be time to look at a softer rod and a smaller frog with lighter wire hooks. By dropping down in power, you'll have time to build up speed in your hookset before connecting with the fish. This is especially important for smaller or younger anglers who don't have the power to smash hookset after hookset.
The final tip is to branch out and try new frogs. Fish become conditioned to frogs just like they become conditioned to other baits. By changing profile, action, or in some cases sound, you can catch a lot more fish. Below is a breakdown of the frogs we recommend trying, as well as the gear we'd use to fish those baits.
Favorite Open Water Frogs...
-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 65 (Little Allen or Ghost): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
-Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect: http://bit.ly/2abpR40
-Live Target Hollow Body: http://bit.ly/2Q40BAk
Favorite Popping Frogs...
-Spittin Wa: http://bit.ly/29YS5g6
-Jackall Gavacho: http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS
-Bully Wa 55: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
-Jackall Kaera: http://bit.ly/2Fz6SA3
-Spro Bronze Eye Jr: http://bit.ly/2XkbgxR
Frogs With Unique Action...
-Teckel Sprinker: http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI
-Teckel Honker: http://bit.ly/2Xj7Ye4
-Teckel Maracker: http://bit.ly/2xlXI5s
-Deps Basirisky: http://bit.ly/2uIS4cx
Our Favorite Frog Rod...
Rod- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Lighter Action Frog Rods (Highest Priced to Lowest)...
-Shimano Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
-Shimano Curado 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft
-Dobyns Fury 7'3" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV